Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Chicago History Museum (Chicago, IL).
I was interviewed by my former boss and another supervisor. The interview was no longer than 45 minutes.
- The questions were to be expected for the position. Answer Question
I received a phone call several days later with an offer. There was no room to negotiate, and there was some question of my benefits after I was hired, in the months to come.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Chicago History Museum in March 2013.
They asked 5-7 "finalists" to develop an exhibition idea, then create a complete marketing campaign with fully written, designed, and laid-out ads and other marketing materials, along with tactics to increase donations, memberships, attendance, etc. I would estimate I spent over 50 hours preparing for this spec presentation. (Without any compensation for the ideas/work.) Then I presented my campaign to a large group of over a dozen people. Then following that took part in a "group" interview where 8 people asked me questions. Afterwards, I was told two people would be chosen to return to meet with the HR director and a VP. I waited for over 3 weeks while I was informed about changes to the process and delays. Eventually, I asked how for an update and that's when I was told someone had been offered the position. There were people in the interview process who, I think, were not qualified to judge my work. Felt like a very dysfunctional group, with lots of duplication of effort and some positions that were entirely unnecessary.
- There were no difficult questions. Just too many people asking them. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Chicago History Museum (Chicago, IL) in September 2011.
A very long process. The whole thing takes a month though, it's a lower mid level job. 2interviews and then one with some department heads.
- I already worked there so it was mostly about the work I had already done. Answer Question